By paul arthur the current popularity and cultural importance of documentaries would have been inconceivable in 1976, when harlan county usa briefly a major theme embellished over the course of the film concerns historical continuities of union struggle and the persistence of worker exploitation. Within such sequences, orchard street resembles the type of city film that paul arthur refers to as the “catalogue” jacobs' film also includes elements of two other types mentioned by arthur, the “tour” and the “microcosm” see paul arthur, “the redemption of the city,” a line of sight: american avant-garde. Chris marker's a grin without a cat revives the revolution making history by paul arthur chris marker is the doyen of the nonfiction essay-film, that elusive yet recently resurgent genus of cerebral imagemaking he's been at it longer than anyone else—since letter from siberia (1958}—mapping. Alex lykidis has published essays on the films of laurent cantet, michael haneke, and giorgos lanthimos, among others his scholarly interests include global cinema, neoliberalism, multiculturalism, art cinema and political filmmaking traditions he teaches courses on global film history, contemporary art cinema,. For paul arthur, essay films 'are the product of a twisting a-priori unmappable mental journey they unfold through skeins of accumulation, one thing after another, allowing for sudden excursuses, unexpected epiphanies, and reflective pauses'11 some critics argue that some of the most distinctive film works produced with.
Rites of realism shifts the discussion of cinematic realism away from the usual focus on verisimilitude and faithfulness of record toward a notion of performative realism, a realism that does not simply represent a given reality but enacts actual social tensions these essays by a range of film scholars propose stimulating. Cat's cradle is an experimental short film by stan brakhage, produced in 1959 the film was described by brakhage as sexual witchcraft involving two couples and a 'medium' cat contents [hide] 1 production 2 reception 3 preservation 4 see also 5 references 6 external links production stan brakhage in cat's. Representation that have more commonly operated in other arenas or have played supporting roles, rather than taking center stage themselves, as they do in many of the biographical works considered in this collection of essays whether their focus is on cartoons, photographs, installations, graphic memoirs, films, games,.
101-minute british version of the film audio commentary from 2005 with film scholar glenn erickson interview with director jules dassin from 2005 excerpts from a 1972 television interview with dassin comparison of the scores for the british and american versions of the film trailer plus: an essay by critic paul arthur. The discourses embedded in and behind images paul arthur describes the slippery use of archival and found footage as evidence in his essay, “on the virtues and limitations of collage” (1997) here, arthur delineates a commonly held distinction between “mainstream documentaries versus experimental. American avant-garde film since 1965 2004 • author: paul arthur a line of sight a major reconsideration of avant-garde film in america for three decades, paul arthur has been a leading observer and critic as well as a participant in america's avant-garde cinema in a line of sight, he provides a new account of the.
Film reviews and scholarly writings on the cinema, owing to the recent prolif- eration of unorthodox, personal, reflexive new documentaries in an article dedicated to the phenomenon that he defines as the recent onslaught of essay films, paul arthur proposes: galvanized by the intersection of per- sonal, subjective and. By paul arthur night_city_large on film noir's unparalleled roster of resonant titles—kiss of death, out of the past, and where danger lives, to name essay, “the gangster as tragic hero,” robert warshow declared that “for the gangster there is only the city,” adding that the metropolis in such films as. Essay films by paul arthur june 3, 2011 the enduring legacy of the medium's most personal, political, and direct genre—the essay film michael haneke's hidden is a masterpiece of urban dread paul arthur places it within the context of the director's oeuvre and our own contemporary malaise.